Girdwood, United States

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clock-o5 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

The Turnagain Arm boasts abundant Alaskan wildlife within easy access of the city of Anchorage. Learn about the local ecosystem from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area as you drive down the peninsula, with opportunities to spot wild animals in their natural environment as you go. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a cruise to Portage Glacier are also included on this 5.5-hour tour.
  • 5.5-hour tour to the Turnagain Arm from Anchorage
  • Scenic drive along the Turnagain Arm
  • Learn about the local ecosystem as you go
  • Visit the 12 endangered species housed at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Glacier cruise past Portage Glacier included
  • Round-trip transportation from Anchorage included
Meet your guide at the Anchorage Visitor Center prior to a 1:00 p.m. departure time. Board a comfortable vehicle for the scenic drive along the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm, known for its abundant wildlife. Learn about the area from your guide as you look out for sightings of Dall sheep, beluga whales, and more in their natural environment.
Then, tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which provides refuge for animals that cannot survive in the wild. See the 12 species of wild animals that the center currently provides care for, including wood bison, musk ox, and lynx.
After your visit, board a boat for a glacier cruise up to the face of Portage Glacier. Ride up to 300 feet (91 meters) from the glacier cliff for an up-close look at this massive wall of ice.
Return to Anchorage at the end of your tour.

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M
, Aug 2017

It was a very disappointing experience. The tour company was totally unreliable and the driver rude.
Three hours before the beginning of the tour they informed me that they cannot pick me up from my hotel as it was out of their way even though my voucher clearly stated the name and location of my hotel as the pick up point
We had to drive downtown to another hotel after being warned not to bother the reception there as they were very busy!
They also told us that the company doesn't have an actual business office but operates ony on line.
I strongly believe we should have been compensated for all the trouble
It is a real disgrace.

S
, Aug 2017

The driver guide was very rude when he picked us up. I was told to wait in the lobby of the hotel and they would come in and get us. I get a call one minute after pick up time from the driver reprimanding me for not being outside. In addition, we felt unsafe when he was driving. He had one hand on the wheel, one holding a mini microphone that should have been attached to his shirt and he kept looking at the side of the mountain for wild life instead of keeping his eyes on the road. Horrible experience!

I
, Jul 2017

Guide was not professional and i was about to leave the bus tour and return back via taxi.

c
, Jul 2017

Very scenic ride from Anchorage to Portage. Got an early start so made a couple stops along the way and a chance to buy lunch before going to the glacier, mmm, clam chowder. Boat was very nice an roomy inside and on top. The glaciers were beautiful and fresh snow on the mountains made it even better. Kept hoping the glacier would drop a calf but no such luck. Just enjoyed the beauty. The Wildlife Center was good. The animals have very large enclosures and you don't get to see big animals up close like that. Great tour on all counts.


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